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Friday, September 30, 2022

TeenFest Arrives At Orange County Public Libraries, 2022

September 30, 2022
By Ashley Ludwig

Author Dana Schwartz will speak during Orange County Public Library's TeenFest in October.
Author Dana Schwartz will speak during Orange County Public Library's TeenFest in October. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for DreamWorks Animation Television)

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Branches across Orange County Public Library are helping teens learn new skills, fuel their passions and take a glimpse of what is in store in their future. October marks TeenFest— an annual series of library events celebrating teens. TeenFest aligns with the American Library Association’s TeenTober, a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October.

The TeenTober events held by the OC Public Library branches aim to celebrate teens and promote year-round teen services.

OC Public Libraries will host three in-person events from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on select Saturdays in October.

The events are free and take place at the Aliso Viejo, Garden Grove Main and Tustin libraries. Each Saturday will have theme-related programs.

On October 8, the Resource Fair will provide teens with ways to explore careers, mental health resources, and acquire financial and nutritional literacy.

On October 15, Leisure Lounge will allow teens to explore new hobbies, participate in arts, crafts, games and attend a How to Cosplay panel.

On October 22, TeenFest 2022 will culminate in a conversation with Dana Schwartz, bestselling author of the #1 NY Times best-seller and Reese's Book Club pick, "Anatomy: A Love Story." A writer for television and film, and host of the history podcast Noble Blood, teens can meet Schwartz at the Tustin branch library.

In addition to the featured author, teens will meet Susan Azim Boyer, author of "Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win," and Amanda Glaze, author of "The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond," during a panel discussion.

OC Public Libraries TeenFest 2022 Events:

Date: October 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Event: Resource Fair
Location: Aliso Viejo Library 1 Journey, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date: October 15, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Event: Leisure Lounge
Location: Garden Grove Main Library 11200 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Date: October 22, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Event: Author Talk
Location: Tustin Library 345 E Main St, Tustin, CA 92780

Teens and their families are welcome to join in the fun at TeenFest 2022! For more information on OC Public Libraries programming and services, visit

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